The HEA was formally inaugurated on 13th June 2015 by the then Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education Shri R. V. Deshpande in a function held at the Manasollasa Auditorium located on the K.U. Campus. Coinciding with the Inaugural function, one day program was also held on 13th June 2015 for Principals and 3 days program (13th to 15th June 2015) for Coordinators of Internal Quality Assurance Cells (IQAC) of colleges and others associated with the preparation for Assessment and Accreditation of colleges by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
In resonance with the core goal of the academy to contribute with its all might towards the all round enhancement of the quality of higher education in the State of Karnataka.
Besides the two flagship courses viz. the Administrative training to Principals and 'Induction' training to new recruits/young faculty, the Academy also provides the needed training to Principals and Coordinators of the IQAC, CSR, with respect to quality improvement strategies, preparation of Self Study Reports (SSR) and other issues related to Assessment and Accreditation of institutions by the NAAC. The HEA is currently addressing the Government 1st Grade Degree Colleges, Engineering, and Polytechnic colleges.
The Academy also intends to conduct workshops on ICT based teaching and learning, digitization of Library, e-Governance, preparing Research Project Proposals for submission to R & D agencies, student mentoring, class room management and so on. The HEA is open to hold the training workshop in different places of Karnataka State as and when possible.
The Academy, within a short span of its existence, has so far imparted Administrative Training to 325 Principals on “Effective Governance of Colleges” in 09 batches.
It is hoped that in the years to come the HEA will evolve into a prestigious institution providing not only training to stakeholders but also undertake research so as to accomplish the perceived Vision and Mission, and become a formidable consultative body on higher education.
Establishment of New Campus:
The Karnatak University has leased 27 acres of land for creating Academy's own infrastructure/ premises. Well planned and well studied Architectural designs for the facilities such as Main Academy building with lecture Halls, Computer Laboratories, Library, Auditorium, Yoga/Gym facilities, Directors Bungalow, Guest House, Transit Home for 100 persons and quarters for employees are already on drawing board ready to be initiated and transformed in to realities on the leased space approximately within a period of around 15 months. The GOK has earmarked Rs.90 Crores for construction works, thanks to the efforts of the Hon’ble Education Minister Shri Basavaraj Rayareddy. . It is hoped that the construction work will begin soon and the Academy will have its own premises at the earliest.